Oh, Goddess, yes. A screamer. His favorite fucking kind.
The Wizard King
Dana Marie Bell
Heart's Desire, book three
ebook, 196 pages
Published June 17th 2014 by Samhain Publishing
The toughest battle he's ever faced is convincing her she's the queen of his soul.
Gareth Beckett takes the wizard throne in three days, and the woman who stole his heart is missing. Hoping with everything in him that it will call her back to his side, he casts the Beckett mate spell.
One minute, Genevieve Godwin is knocking on Gareth's door to tell him she's had a vision warning of a threat to his life. The next, she's pinned to his sofa, trying to explain her recent absence to one very irate werewolf wizard.
Ever since Gen was forced to use her warlock powers to save him, he's barely made eye contact. And now he wants her to be his queen? She's a Hecate's Own, not a princess. Her place is on the trail of evil especially her own brothers to bring them to justice, not sipping tea and making small talk.
Gareth is determined to keep her at his side, and not only to keep her safe. Between scheming courtiers, the threat of the Godwin brothers and Gen's insistence that she be allowed to continue her work as one of Hecate's Own, Gareth is about to lose his mind. It will take a powerful combination of witch, wizard and warlock to stop the magical "coup d'etat" that could destroy them all.
Warning: This title contains explicit sex, graphic language, and a king who can't live without his queen.
The last book of this series was an unexpected disappointment for me. And quite shocking at that because book one, Chris and Lana's story, was a well deserved five-star story. The two made an hilarious pair although Chris himself was a little too much for me in the bedroom department. Gareth, on the other hand,... he and I got along just fine.
Genevieve... That girl needed to learn to ask a question or two. At the end of the last installment, and carrying into this one, Gen is convinced Gareth hates her. He won't look at her. Won't talk to her. So when the first she sees him again, she asks not one damn "What the fuck?" as he pulls her into his home, throws a wedding ring into her hand, and immediately begins to relieve her of her virginity on his sofa. The next morning she's whisked away to New York and crowned his queen-consort. Nope. Not one single "What is going on?". Lady really has learned to just go with the flow.
Kudos to Gareth for his summary of their family's curse. Still, no sequel has reached the level of greatness that the original achieved. 3 out of 5 stars.
Wolf's Bane, Daniel and Kerry's story, and the last of the series, is currently in a pre-work in progress stage.
Previously in the series: